The Samoa Voyaging Socety (SVS) works to promote positive Samoan cultural values, respect for the ocean and nature, individual and social responsibility, discipline and integrity.

The SVS considers that the reintroduction of traditional sailing in Samoa will provide opportunities for youth development (sports, leadership), environmental awareness, cultural development and, potentially, tourism opportunities such as whale watching and adventure tours.

SVS is developing hands-on educational and training programmes in traditional sailing and navigation. The programmes will target young Samoan youth including school children, school leavers and other interested groups. The task of learning traditional sailing and navigation skills also develops leadership and discipline among the youth, leading to well-rounded young people capable of contributing positively to the growth of this nation.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Samoa Farewell Ceremony - 26 February 2011


  1. Looks great. Am planning a traditional voyage from Fitiuta to Polutu (Falealupo).

    From pago,


  2. To Segio Falevaai-Faatoafe,

    Great things happen to great people. We miss very much but take comfort in knowing that you are enjoying this journey. This is your calling my dear, no matter what situations might be, we know that you will make good of this opportunity. Enjoy every minute of this trip and please call if you ever need anything. Much love from all your family in New Zealand, Samoa, Australia & London. God Bless & be safe.

  3. Segio & Salai,

    I have uploaded all our photos from last week including our family outing at the rugby, so check out my page on Google Account (Chantelle Falevaai-Faatoafe or Facebook (Chantelle Falevaai).

    Love you both & take care.